Translation of pencil in Spanish:


lápiz, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpɛns(ə)l//ˈpɛnsɪl//ˈpɛnsəl/


  • 1

    (for writing, drawing)
    lápiz masculine
    colored pencils lápices de colores
    • to draw/write in pencil dibujar a/escribir con lápiz
    • eyebrow/eye pencil lápiz de cejas/ojos
    • before noun pencil drawing dibujo a lápiz
    • In the lush green lawns, they got busy with their drawing sheets, pencils and of course their creativity.
    • When I finished reading the letter, I put it down and took out a blank piece of paper and a pencil, ready to list all of the guys that fit the two clues.
    • All that's required is a pencil and a piece of paper and the self-nurtured belief that what you have to say is worth saying.
    • She then took a sketchpad from her handbag, along with some drawing pencils and an eraser.
    • I liked drawing, but I only liked drawing with my art pencils.
    • Usually at the end of each day, I pull out the coloured pencils and drawing pad for my son.
    • Hardware and software is still more expensive than paper and pencils.
    • Getting comfortable by leaning against the cab, she drew out a sketch pad and a box of drawing pencils from her bag.
    • I always think of myself as a kid in the street with a pencil and piece of paper, watching other people.
    • There were sketchpads and drawing pencils, as well as other art materials on top of the dresser.
    • I rustled through pens, crumpled pieces of paper, pencils, candy wrappers, and junk that I had no idea was even in my back pack.
    • After hours of trying to elicit any scrap of detail about his life, someone had the idea of leaving him with a drawing pad and pencils.
    • Architects educated during these two decades have seen their standard tools transformed, for better or worse, from pencils to laptops.
    • He ran out carrying a stack of blank papers, a bunch of crayons, pencils, charcoal sticks, a camera and a huge straw hat.
    • He received some money from a federal welfare program and tried selling pencils.
    • He laid the pencil and drawing paper carefully onto his bureau.
    • Use a pencil and piece of paper to rearrange the letters of a word, and then decipher them.
    • He would give me some paper and a pencil and I would imitate him, making marks on paper.
    • Common complimentary gifts include plastic bags, ballpoint pens, pencils, writing pads, water bottles and paper cups.
    • Jessi opened her folder and pulled out various pieces of paper and pencils, passing several to each bed.
  • 2

    (of light) rayo masculine
    (of rays) haz masculine
    • These conservative pencils of light also displayed the biological diversity of the ship's crew.
    • The thin line of his pencil transcribes the desert light and, for the first time in this exhibition, a unique and unmistakable vision appears.
    • Peepholes at strategic points along its length admitted pencils of light.
    • In the darkest works, the pencil lines are visible only as a sheen.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (write, draw)
    (notes/calculations) (con lápiz) anotar
    (outline) hacer un esbozo de
    • Paddy and the band were originally pencilled in to play at the venue on the following night, but this has now been brought forward to Friday.
    • Dates can be pencilled in for when key management appointments should take place, thus ensuring a smooth build-up of the team.
    • The first concrete proposals came in 1967, with the city engineer pencilling a route just outside the city walls.
    • The inquiries are due to take place in April, although alternative dates in June and July have been pencilled in in the event of a General Election in May.
    • But there is again some doubt the pitch will be playable, so Monday has been pencilled in as an alternate date.
    • A second session has been pencilled in for the end of this month.
    • Visions of him are off limits in your daydreams, his name is never again to be penciled in your notebook, and his school picture must promptly be removed from the inside of your locker.
    • If approved, the first market day is pencilled in for April 21.
    • A final decision is expected next summer but existing and former reactor sites are being pencilled in for a new generation of nuclear power plants.
    • I've been pencilled in to race at Musselburgh on Monday and if the ground is fast I'll be off up to Scotland.
    • As I write this he's pencilled it onto the canvas and judging by the noises he was making in the background as I spoke to him, he has just begun to paint.
    • Turns out that my name has been pencilled against this project for some weeks now - which is partly why no other work has been coming my way.
    • More than 35 events and attractions have already been pencilled in over a ten-day timetable with room for plenty more.
    • They are pencilled in, these particulars, in an old fashioned hand, sloping and graceful.
    • In preparation, I penciled an outline of the new construction on a large sheet of butcher paper.
    • Another meeting has been pencilled in for next month.
    • But it was predicted today that the inquiry will probably have to extend into a third session, which has been pencilled in for July.
    • He has now been pencilled in for a race at Christmas.
    • Now the operation has been firmly pencilled in for the beginning of March, provided there are no last-minute setbacks.
    • A release date is pencilled in for the autumn to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Rembrandt's birth this year.
  • 2

    (with cosmetic)
    (eyebrows) perfilar
    (eyebrows) dibujar